Have a Dell Optiplex 330 running windows xp pro. Had a problem with windows not starting and not booting to safe mode. System still under warranty w/ Dell and was instructed by them to do a re-install of windows, which I did. This computer is connected to a work domain. I created a new user to connect to the domain but it does not have admin privileges, ugh. Now I see I have these folders under Docs & Settings: Administrator (6/3/08)[purchase date of system], Default User, User, Administrator.ipswich (6/13/08), All Users (7/23/10), Rich (10/17/2010), Allusers.windows, rich.ipswich, Defaultuser.windows, administrator.rich (1/21/2010 - the day of reinstalling windows).
The user Rich has all the desktop shortcuts and files under it and I am assuming this the original logon user which I need to get back to. When I reinstalled windows, I did not realize nor did Dell tell me, that the user would still be there.
EDIT>> due to a reply, I realize this post is incomplete.
How can I get back to the original login (rich)? Will just deleting the new folders that were created on re-install of xp do the trick?
Edited by galec, 24 January 2011 - 03:25 PM.